Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato (GSD) is by far Italy’s leading private hospital group and among the largest in Europe, with 18 hospitals, 5300 beds, over 4000 specialist physicians and more than 4 million individual patients treated in 2016.
It is the premier provider of health services at all levels of care in all specialties for the Italian National Health System, which has been among the top three ranked health systems globally for quality and accessibility, for the last fifteen years.
GSD’s unique model is centered on the Patient, and combines clinical, academic and research excellence to provide the very best tailor-made care to everyone.
While we are active in all specialties, our strongest clinical areas are cardiovascular disease, oncology and hematology, orthopaedics, diabetes, ophthalmology, medical and surgical treatment of obesity, reproductive medicine, plastic and cosmetic dermatology and surgery and gene therapy.
GSD proudly owns and operates some of the best hospitals in Italy and among these three internationally-known centers of excellence: Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy’s most renowned private hospital and a multispecialty center for research and molecular medicine, Policlinico San Donato, one of the top locations in Europe for volume and complexity of adult and pediatric cardiovascular care, Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, a hospital dedicated to complex orthopedics, sports medicine and physical rehabilitation.
GSD has a dedication to academic excellence.
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele is a private university fully centered on the San Raffaele Hospital, with a Medical School, School of Psychology and Philosophy. The Medical School offers degrees in allied health professionals as well as with a complete medical degree and residency in many specialties. The University is currently ranked top private medical school in Italy.
The San Raffaele Hospital University includes the International MD Program a full international medical degree entirely taught in English, and providing medical practice accreditation for both Europe and North America.
The University of Milan also uses our hospitals as training locations for its medical and Allied health professions courses. Overall, nearly 2600 medical students and 170 University Professors work in our hospitals every day.
GSD’s Ospedale San Raffaele is the top research institute in Italy by volume and profile of scientific output: in 2016 alone the institute produced 1,818 scientific publications with a total impact factor points of 8,643.
Our Scientific Research covers virtually all fields of biomedical research – from neuroscience to experimental oncology, from genomics and genetics to gene therapy and stem cells therapy, from immunology to biomaterials and sprawns from a variety of activities that are performed in different Divisions, Institutes and Research Centers.